What is Restylane?
Restylane is a brand of hyaluronic acid based facial fillers used to smooth wrinkles. Different types of Restylane can be used for various needs, including:
- lip enhancement
- targeting lines around your mouth
- adding volume to your cheeks
- minimizing dark circles under your eyes
Hyaluronic acid naturally occurs in the connective tissue of skin, so it’s most commonly used in aesthetic procedures.
Almost anyone can get Restylane since the procedure is easily done and recovery is quick.
You should avoid Restylane if you’re:
- allergic to bacterial protein
- taking blood thinners
- pregnant or breastfeeding
How does Restylane work?
Restylane works by placing volume underneath your skin where you’ve lost collagen and other tissue. This helps smooth out and lift skin, making it look plumper.
The hyaluronic acid in Restylane deposits in the skin and provides volume. The acid also attracts more water, helping to preserve the recently added volume.
Procedure for Restylane
Depending on how much work you’re having done and the procedure itself, Restylane injections can take anywhere from a 20 minutes to an hour.
The procedure can be broken down into several steps: